only in MSer's?

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only in MSer's?

Postby Mike56 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:31 am

Is CCSVI only found in people with MS? If so, could the detection of CCSVI be used to help diagnose MS?

Anyone in Canada been tested or treated for CCSVI? Just wonderring how our medical plan deals with this, particularly in B.C..

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Postby Jamie » Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:37 am

Hi Mike,

Yes, so far the congenital malformations of the CNS venous system has only been found in MS'ers and not controls, even people with other neurological diseases.

That's what we've heard so far anyway.

Agree that at the very least it should help with diagnosis.

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Postby bestadmom » Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:53 am

Dr. Zamboni reported that he's been following children with stenosis in Sardinia for 20 years, and, to date, 90% of them have been diagnosed with MS. As another poster said, why wait another 20 years.

Logically this will be a diagnostic tool for early intervention since stenosis is congenital. I plan to ask Dr. Weinstock-Guttman about having my two daughters tested - they are 12 and 16. I would want to have them treated well before they develop MS if they have stenosis.
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